Alpine Byways, Or, Light Leaves Gathered in 1859 and 1860

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Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861 - Alps - 232 pages
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Page 2 - The passions that build up our human soul ; Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things — With life and nature — purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline, Both pain and fear, until we recognise A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.
Page 218 - I STOOD upon the hills, when heaven's wide arch Was glorious with the sun's returning march, And woods were brightened, and soft gales Went forth to kiss the sun-clad vales. The clouds were far beneath me ; — bathed in light, They gathered mid-way round the wooded height, And, in their fading glory, shone Like hosts in battle overthrown, As many a pinnacle, with shifting glance, Through the...
Page 5 - HUES of the rich unfolding morn, That, ere the glorious sun be born, By some soft touch invisible Around his path are taught to swell ; — Thou rustling breeze so fresh and gay, That dancest forth at opening day, And brushing by with joyous wing, Wakenest each little leaf to sing ; — Ye fragrant clouds of dewy steam, By which deep grove and tangled stream Pay, for soft rains in season given, Their tribute to the genial heaven...
Page 3 - O all ye Works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise him and magnify him for ever!
Page 22 - It was still early in the afternoon when we arrived at the inn, where we found all needful accommodation, with an intelligent and attentive landlord, who seemed anxious to merit the hi";h recommendations bestowed on him in the " Travellers
Page 33 - Angel" and its inmates received us most hospitably, and the good people busied themselves most kindly in pror viding us with slippers and dry garments; indeed, I might have been fully equipped a la Suisse had all their hearty proffers been accepted. Happily there were rooms vacant, and we were just establishing ourselves comfortably, when H and D rode up, with attendants and baggage. After some difficulty the men had been discovered, comfortably reposing in a chalet, without any notion of looking...
Page 25 - Triibsee; and near its further extremity, where some cattle looked like mice upon the pastures, the guide pointed out a solitary chalet, where travellers sometimes found very rough shelter for a night, before the Engstlen inn was opened. The men and horses from Meyringen were here to leave us, and they received directions to descend to a spot below the Triibsee (which the old man professed to know), there to await our return from the Titlis, nD doubt existing that we should then gladly ride the remaining...
Page 25 - ... of snow, apparently the remains of an avalanche. An alpine cry here awoke the mountain echoes, and we soon caught sight of two travellers, who proved to be an Englishman and his guide from Engelberg. Such meetings are always a pleasant excitement in these solitudes; and while a few words...
Page 184 - We were extremely amused by an account of his visit to Cologne, and his examination of the vast collection of the (so-called) bones of the 11,000 virgins, there religiously preserved in the church, of St. Ursula. The professor announced the collection to consist of the remains of various descriptions of creatures, amongst which horses and asses, cats and dogs, had numerous representatives...
Page 8 - We found a most attentive host, and had our choice of rooms, for the house was empty when we arrived. All looked clean and sufficiently comfortable, so we selected those which would give the morning view of the Jungfrau.

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